The rates of uninsured people in both Kansas and Missouri continue to drop. But as Heartland Health Monitor’s Jim McLean reports, the rates are declining faster in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs.
Jim McLean is a reporter for the KHI News Service in Topeka. He's also a contributor to Heartland Health Monitor, a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — Kansas Public Radio, KCUR, KMUW, KCPT Public Television and the KHI News Service — strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues.